Five Bells stand by all stations...
Attention all districts, a five alarm fire...
Five Bells, move in immediately...
Let's go, FIRE FIGHTERS!
Presenting Fire Fighters, the true to life story of our unsung heroes
who stand ready to ride, day or night, against our most murderous enemy,
the Demon of FIRE!
Fire Fighters was a syndicated series produced by Cincinnati’s William F. Holland Productions, Inc. in 1948. It was aired in various markets from coast-to-coast, including Portland, OR, Omaha, NE, and Washington, D.C., into the early 1950s. It followed the adventures of rookie firefighter Tim Collins and fire chief Bob Cody. Written by Frank Jones, Fire Fighters starred Cameron Prud’Homme and Lyle Sudrow.
The program was lauded by local fire departments across the country for promoting fire safety and publicizing modern firefighting techniques.
NOTE: Updated Files (29-Dec-2019)
From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group (OTRR). See "Notes" Section below for more information on the OTRR.
It contains the most complete and accurate version of this series in the best sound possible at the time of creation. An updated version will be issued if more episodes or better sounding ones become available.
This is the Single Episodes Page. The Maintained Set includes extras not found here. It is located at OTRR Maintained Set. This Single Episodes page is provided in case you want to sample the shows.Note that in many cases, file names have been modified from the original OTRR names to conform to archive.org naming requirements.
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OTRR Maintained Set -- This set contains all known episodes in the best available audio condition with the most accurate dates and titles known to be in general circulation and based on current research at the time of release. Replaces OTRR Certified Accurate and OTRR Certified Complete.
OTRR Non-Maintained Set -- A collection of shows that has not gone through the OTRR Maintenance process.
Pre-2019 OTRR Definitions:
OTRR Certified Accurate -- A series that was "Certified Accurate" indicated that all the episodes were properly identified and labeled based on current information but that the series did not contain all known extant episodes.
OTRR Certified Complete -- A series that was "Certified Complete" achieved the highest level of certification available under the OTRR Certified Standards. This certification level implied that all the files in the series were "Certified Accurate" and also indicated that the series was as complete as possible and included all circulating episodes.
OTRR Non-Certified -- A collection of shows that has not gone through the OTRR Certification process.
Also, beginning in 2019, the version numbers of our OTRR releases changed format -- instead of v1.0 or v2.1, we are now using a version number that reflects the year and month the set was released. The format used is a two-digit year followed by a two-digit month. For example, "v1906" indicates a set that was released in June 2019, or "v1910" indicates a set released in October 2019.
July 29, 2021 Subject:
Thanks, William Holland and jfyuga
An entertaining radio series, enjoyable for kids of all ages.
Thanks, jfyuga, for noting the correct listening order. You've helped avoid the listener (and Tim Collins and Chief Cody), from getting lost mid-mission.
April 1, 2021 Subject:
This is an enjoyable show. Thank you for sharing it.
I did discover that 14 episodes are mislabeled. Episodes 8-14 and 22-28 are reversed. The labels themselves are accurate, but the file doesn't match the label. 8 should be 22 and vice versa. 9/23, 10/24, 11/25, 12/26, 12/27 and 14/28.
January 5, 2020 Subject:
Replaced files on this page from the Version 1908 Release (29-Dec-2019).
For the full OTRR Release, see the OTRR Maintained page:
July 2, 2017 Subject:
Great, but . . .
The content itself is outstanding (I'd give it 5 stars), but the order in which the episodes have been downloaded is all wrong! They are pretty much all out of order and makes for a very confusing listening time. Only the first 7 are in correct order as far as I know.
"Firefighters" is a really great program but I just wanted to warn everyone before hand about the tracks being all out of order.